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  • Jury selection begins in ex-Chicago official's bribery trial

    CHICAGO – Jury selection got underway Monday in the federal trial of a former Chicago transportation official accused of accepting hundreds of thousan ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Irish drugmaker Shire in $32B deal for U.S.-based Baxalta

    TRENTON, N.J. – Irish drugmaker Shire PLC's second attempt to buy Baxalta looks more likely to succeed, with Baxalta's board backing the sweetened off ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • 7 Chicago firefighters suffer minor injuries battling blaze

    CHICAGO – Officials said seven Chicago firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling an extra-alarm blaze in frigid temperatures.CHICAGO – Offic ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Chief of staff says Obama still has confidence in Emanuel

    CHICAGO – Barack Obama’s chief of staff said the president still has confidence in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Trial set for woman accused of stabbing Chicago-area teacher

    CHICAGO – An Ohio woman accused of stabbing a Catholic high school teacher to death in his suburban Chicago home is scheduled to go on trial this week ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois school districts report trouble filling positions

    SPRINGFIELD – More than half of Illinois school districts responding to a recent survey said they’re having trouble filling teaching positions. Three- ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Chicago hires former U.S. attorney to review law department

    CHICAGO – A former U.S. attorney will conduct an independent review of the division of Chicago’s law department that defends police after a judge last ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois budget delay to dominate 2016 legislative session

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has limped along without a budget since July, and solving that gridlock will be lawmakers’ top priority in the impending sessio ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Frozen floodwaters could threaten Illinois over weekend

    SPRINGFIELD – Freezing temperatures could affect the flood recovery process this weekend in Illinois after residents in some parts of the state dealt ...
    Jan. 9, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Old driver's license? You can still fly for 2 more years

    NEW YORK – Fliers who don't have the latest driver's licenses will have a two-year reprieve before their IDs are rejected at airport security checkpoi ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Harlem Globetrotters put on show in packed Hinckley-Big Rock gym

    HINCKLEY – The Hinckley-Big Rock gymnasium was a madhouse on Thursday night.The famous Harlem Globet ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • University of Illinois bans hoverboards in dorms, may go further

    CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois' flagship campus is telling students not to bring hoverboards to school when they return from the holiday break ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Investigation into jail death continues

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The apparent suicide of a man in custody at the Kane County Jail on Tuesday remains under investigation, according to officials ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Government consolidation extolled in DeKalb

    DeKALB – In a visit to the DeKalb Park District’s Hopkins Park Community Center on Thursday, Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti suggested local gov ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Rauner implements merit pay for some workers; AFSCME opposed

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is starting a new compensation system for some state workers that includes merit pay and bonuses for savi ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:52 pm
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